Arbor Networks Receives Security Industry’s Global Excellence Award for Cloud SignalingSM Capability in Tomorrow’s Technology Today Category

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Cloud Signaling Connects the Enterprise with Service Provider Cloud for Comprehensive DDoS Protection

Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of security and network management solutions for enterprise data centers and carrier networks, announced today that Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide, has named Arbor’s Cloud Signaling capability a winner of the 2012 Global Excellence Awards in the Tomorrow’s Technology Today category.

The security industry celebrated its 8th Annual 2012 Global Excellence Awards in San Francisco by honoring excellence in every facet of the industry including products, people behind the successes and best companies. More than 50 judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated and their average scores determined the 2012 Global Excellence Awards Finalists and Winners. Winners were announced during the awards dinner and presentation on February 29, 2012 in San Francisco attended by the finalists, judges and industry peers.

“We are grateful that Info Security Products Guide recognized the truly innovative, one of a kind solution Arbor Networks has with our Cloud Signaling capability. As distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks escalate in size and complexity, DDoS protection requires the collaboration of all stakeholders—from enterprises and data center operators to managed security providers. Cloud Signaling facilitates local and upstream mitigation of edge-based, application-layer DDoS attacks as well as cloud-based, high-bandwidth DDoS attacks in an automated and real-time manner,” said Colin Doherty, Arbor Networks president.

Cloud Signaling: A Faster, Automated Way to Provide Comprehensive DDoS Mitigation
At the heart of Cloud Signaling are Arbor Networks’ Peakflow® SP and Pravail™ Availability Protection System (Pravail APS) solutions. Peakflow SP powers many of the world’s leading cloud-based DDoS managed security services, while Arbor’s Pravail APS is an on-premise device that protects the enterprise data center against threats to availability — specifically, protection against application-layer DDoS attacks. Cloud Signaling is an efficient and integrated way of bridging the enterprise data center to the service provider cloud. Cloud Signaling connects the on-premise Pravail APS device with the cloud-based Peakflow SP solution, helping to ensure the availability of data center infrastructures and speed time-to-mitigation for DDoS attacks. Arbor believes that the best way for enterprises, data center and Cloud operators to have optimal protection against DDoS attacks is through this combination of on-premise and in-cloud protection.

Cloud Signaling Coalition: How Does it Work?
When an enterprise or data center operator discovers that they are under a service-disrupting DDoS attack, they can choose to mitigate the attack in the cloud by triggering a signal to upstream infrastructure of their service provider’s network. A flood-based DDoS attack congesting the upstream links would immediately diminish or disappear altogether from the data center’s access links, and service availability would be protected. Participation in the Cloud Signaling Coalition allows the service provider to provide differentiated managed security services, reduce the time to mitigation and increase the effectiveness of the response against DDoS threats, thus saving the customer from major operational expenses and preserving their reputation. Enterprise customers also benefit from real-time monitoring of the attack mitigation, as well as granular post mortem reports with details of the attack and the steps taken by the service provider to mitigate the attack, keeping them in control and maintaining their expertise in command of the event.

About Info Security Products Guide
Info Security Products Guide sponsors leading conferences and expos worldwide and plays a vital role in keeping end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources. It is written expressly for those who are adamant on staying informed of security threats and the preventive measures they can take. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow's technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security and market research that facilitate in making the most pertinent security decisions. The Info Security Products Guide Awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit http://www.infosecurityproductsguide.com and stay secured.

About Arbor Networks
Arbor Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of network security and management solutions for next-generation data centers and carrier networks, including the vast majority of the world’s Internet service providers and many of the largest enterprise networks in use today. Arbor’s proven network security and management solutions help grow and protect customer networks, businesses and brands. Through its unparalleled, privileged relationships with worldwide service providers and global network operators, Arbor provides unequalled insight into and perspective on Internet security and traffic trends via the ATLAS® Active Threat Level Analysis System. Representing a unique collaborative effort with 100+ network operators across the globe, ATLAS enables the sharing of real-time security, traffic and routing information that informs numerous business decisions. For technical insight into the latest security threats and Internet traffic trends, please visit our website at http://www.arbornetworks.com and our blog at ddos.arbornetworks.com.

Trademark Notice: Arbor Networks, Peakflow, ArbOS, How Networks Grow, ATLAS, Pravail, Arbor Optima, Cloud Signaling and the Arbor Networks logo are all trademarks of Arbor Networks, Inc.

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